Album Title: Pembroke Road Artist: Leo Appleyard Catalogue no: F-IRECD75 Date of Release : 10/11/2014 Price: 9.99 GBP
Leo Appleyard : Guitar
Neil Yates: Trumpet/Flugel Horn
Duncan Eagles: Tenor Sax,
Max Luthert : Bass
Eric Ford: Drums/Percussion.
Pembroke Road is the debut album by twenty-five year old London-based guitarist Leo Appleyard. An album rich in variety and atmosphere, it is also a testament to the strength of enduring musical relationships: "I've played in bands with Duncan Eagles and Max Luthert for more of my life than I haven't," says Appleyard. Loose tempos, rubato feels, rapid transitions of mood, tricky time signatures become as natural as breathing in the company of musicians whose habits of working together are so well-honed. He also likes to be surrounded by strong melodic voices: Wales-based trumpeter Neil Yates guests on three tracks on the album.
“One of the new crop of jazz musicians, making a mark on the scene…” -
Julian Joseph, BBC Radio 3
“Pembroke Road marks a strong debut… The maturity of their group dynamic is impressive. It’s a wonderful sound world, played and written exquisitely…” -
Jazz UK Magazine
“Cool and fluid elegance… Appleyard sprinkled sparse clusters of guitar notes that glistened like diamonds”
Live Review **** Ian Mann (The Jazz Mann)
“Leo is a fab guitarist & composer, definitely a real natural! This debut CD should firmly establish him as a new voice on the scene” -
“Imaginative and beautifully crafted compositions and performance with a strong emphasis on great sound quality“
“…a writer and player with plenty to say…the quality of music, the writing, arranging and playing is outstanding…”
“Imaginative and rich compositions…plenty of scope for their virtuoso talents to shine…”
The Argus (Brighton)
The Homeless Wizard
Intro to a Waltz
I Remember You
All compositions by Leo Appleyard, except “I Remember You” - Victor Scertzinger (Arr. Leo Appleyard)
Recorded 08/13 at StudiOwz, Pembrokeshire.
Engineered by Owain Fleetwood Jenkins.
Mixed by Owain Fleetwood Jenkins. Mastered by Tyler McDiarmid.
Produced by Leo Appleyard/Owain Fleetwood Jenkins.
Artwork and design by Alban Low.
Photography by Daniel Redding.